The Celtics announced today that Jeff Green has been diagnosed with an aortic aneurysm148190220939046912, and will miss the 2011-2012 season. He is expected to make a full recovery and is expect to be ready to play next season.
Here’s some reaction to the news:
What Green’s loss means to C’s – Chris Forsberg, ESPN Boston.
JEFF GREEN WILL MISS THE 2011-12 SEASON – Paul Flannery, WEEI.com
Green to have surgery for aortic aneurysm; out for year – A. Sherrod Blakely, CSNNE.com
Jeff Green will miss entire season – Gary Washburn, Boston Globe.
ESPN’s Ric Bucher adds some thoughts on what the Celtics will do with Green’s contract:
And then we have:
Yeah. The aneurysm is totally on Danny. Totally. John Dennis is rapidly climbing the “Enemies List” for this week…
I mean, really? I think we have a candidate for stupidest tweet in the history of Twitter. Jeff Green should be pissed because Danny’s hubris gave him an aortic aneurysm. Can he sue?
Of course, the big part of this is that this physical potentially saved Green’s life. That shouldn’t be overlooked.
With the Patriots, Adam Schefter reported this morning that the Patriots have agreed to a five-year contract extension with Jerod Mayo.
Rather than been viewed as a positive, some are viewing this as bad news for Wes Welker, whose contract is up at the end of the season.
I don’t think Welker is going anywhere. Either the Patriots will tag him, or he’ll get a new deal. Many view Mayo as underwhelming, but his coaches and teammates rave about him, and he’s showing signs of becoming the playmaker his critics say he isn’t. It’s a great move to get him locked up through his prime.